Big Chill Moving To North Chattanooga After 16 Years On Market Street; Lakeshore Grille Opening At Top Of The Dock Spot

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - by Gail Perry

The Big Chill and Grill was open for over 16 years on Market Street, but it is moving to North Chattanooga. Owner Scarlett Brown told the City Beer Board that she had lost the lease and is re-opening at 103 Cherokee Blvd. Friday night.

It will be a no smoking facility for ages 21 and up. Smoking will be allowed only on the back patio. A license was unanimously approved for this business.

A new consumer beer permit was issued for Lakeshore Grille, 5600 Lake Resort Terrace. It is above the Lakeshore Marina and was formerly the location of Top of the Dock. The owner, Richard Barclift, said his son, who is a French-trained executive chef, will be in charge of the kitchen. Plans are to begin by serving only dinners such as steaks, seafood and pasta on Wednesday through Sunday. After it is established the restaurant will likely open for lunch offering burgers and chicken wings.

The facility also plans to apply for a special exemptions permit in the future to be able to stay open later than 11 p.m. on weekends. Mr. Barclift told the board that he expects no problems such as those caused by the Top of the Dock because the business will be operated as a restaurant and not a bar.

Sigler’s Craft Beer and Cigars at 1309 Panorama Dr. received a carry-out beer permit in January. This business sells growlers of 20 different beers on tap. Owner Pat Sigler said his customers would like to taste the various beers to know what they are buying. He received approval to change the category of his license to Consumer/Carryout in order to be able to sell samples of four-three ounce glasses of beer at a stand up table with a limit of one per customer.

Mike’s Hole in the Wall Moving Across The Street; Virgola Opens On Georgia Avenue; Mojo Burrito Adds 4th Location

Mike’s Hole in the Wall, 535 Cherokee Blvd., is moving to a new, remodeled location across the street from its original location after 10 years. It was described by John McClellan as a neighborhood bar and restaurant. A new beer license was needed from the city beer board because of the new address and because a third partner, David Debroskey, has been added. Virgola will ... (click for more)

Crabtree Farms Offers Instant Pot Workshop On Saturday

Crabtree Farms is offering an afternoon on the basics of using an Instant Pot o n Saturday, March 10 ,  from 3-4:30 p.m .  Amanda Nelson-Varnell, of Dish T’Pass Catering Company, will be host the of this class.  An Instant Pot is an electric, programmable, and highly versatile kitchen device that does the work of seven kitchen gadgets.  It can be ... (click for more)

Driver Will Not Be Charged In Death Of Pedestrian In Dalton Last Thursday

The Dalton Police Department will not be filing criminal charges against a driver involved in a crash last week that killed a pedestrian who was attempting to cross Chattanooga Road near the intersection with Tibbs Road. The investigation into the incident showed that the victim was heavily intoxicated at the time of the crash, police said. The  crash happened around  ... (click for more)

Former Juvenile Court Magistrate Says Gay Marriage Is "Nothing You Put In Air Quotes"

A former magistrate at Juvenile Court, who claims she was fired by Judge Rob Philyaw because she is openly gay, said Wednesday that gay marriage "is nothing you put in air quotes." She referred to County Attorney Rheubin Taylor asking her about her ceremony in marrying another woman and raising his hands to form quote marks. Elizabeth Gentzler is suing Hamilton County, Judge ... (click for more)

Avoid Underage Drinking And Other Prom Drama

My high school prom took a dramatic turn when two guys got their tuxedo jackets mixed up. One of them belonged to my date, who kindly offered to keep my wallet in his pocket. That’s the jacket another young man mistakenly grabbed off the back of a chair before heading to an underage drinking party that got shut down by police well after midnight—as kids scattered in every direction.  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Sheriff’s Request

Jim Hammond will talk to members of the Hamilton County School Board on Thursday afternoon and, just like any police officer in the United States, he will request that everybody “stay in their own lane.” Some school board members tend to believe they need to help decide the best methods of protecting our children. They believe this is one of the things they were elected to do in ... (click for more)